For population 25 years and over in Sturgis:
For population 15 years and over in Sturgis town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $378 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (87.9 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (129.5 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (448.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Ackerman, MS (2.8 miles ), Mathiston, MS (3.8 miles ), Maben, MS (3.9 miles ), Weir, MS (3.9 miles ), Louisville, MS (3.9 miles ), Starkville, MS (3.9 miles ), Mississippi State, MS (4.1 miles ), Eupora, MS (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 33.34 N, Longitude: 89.05 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 662
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.0%).
Work and jobs in Sturgis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sturgis, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sturgis-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/23/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Sturgis town center killed 2 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 11/21/1992, a category F4 tornado 11.8 miles away from the town center killed 12 people and injured 122 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sturgis-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Sturgis center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from Sturgis center
On 7/15/1995 at 01:03:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Oktibbeha County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Kirby Jackson - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Sturgis:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgis:
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Public elementary/middle school in Sturgis:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.9%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Sturgis compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Sturgis (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sturgis town (based on Oktibbeha County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.74%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
11.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,441 average adjusted gross income)
0.83% of residents moved from foreign countries ($972 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
10.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,296 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Sturgis fatal accident list:
Oct 1, 1978 07:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 328
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 4,350
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sturgis)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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